Whole Wheat Halwa – Delicious halwa, made from Aashirwaad atta. Recipe from Vanitha Magazine ( July 1- 15, 2010 )
Makes: Medium size steel thali of 7 – inches in diameter (18 – 20 pieces)
Please use same measuring cup to measure atta, ghee, sugar and water
1 cup / 200 ml / 8 oz Aashirwad Atta ( Whole wheat )
1/4 cup / 50 ml ghee
1 ¼ cup sugar ( As per Vanitha magazine, they recommends 1/2 cup sugar. But that's not enough ).
1 1/2 cup water
2 pinches cardamom powder
4 teaspoon extra ghee ( for final mixing and greasing )
2 tablespoon chopped cashew nuts or almonds
In a kadai / non - stick pan, heat ghee. Add Aashirwad atta ( whole wheat flour ) and mix well. Fry on a low heat for 20 minutes. Stir continuously until it fragrant.
Add sugar and water. Mix well. Stir continuously on a low heat for 30 minutes or till the mixture leaves from the side of the pan, form a soft ball and there is a slight change in the color and one get a nice aroma.
Sprinkle cardamom powder and mix well.
Add 2 teaspoon extra ghee and mix well.
In a steel thali, grease 1 teaspoon ghee. Spread halwa mixture evenly and sprinkle 1 teaspoon extra ghee on the top and apply evenly. Keep aside to cool. Cut the halwa into desired shape and size only after it fully cools to normal temperature or serve in small dessert bowls. Decorate with dry fruits.